Patrick Stewart broke down in tears when he tried to educate his young lover about Star Trek as they watched his emotional last appearance as Captain JEAN-LUC PICARD.

The 64-year-old Brit has been dating LISA DILLION, who is 39 years his junior, since she auditioned for a stage production of THE MASTER BUILDER in 2003 - and he wanted to show her why he is still idolised by sci-fi fans.

Stewart says, "My girlfriend has never seen an entire episode of Star Trek so she hardly knows anything about it. The night before last we were flicking, looking for something to watch over dinner, and there was STAR TREK: NEMESIS.

"We watched it and it made me cry because it was our last movie. Crying at one of my own movies!"

28/01/2005 09:35